3 Reasons Georgia Will Win the SEC East in 2020

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart | Sean Gardner/Getty Images

The SEC East is once again going to be one of the most competitive divisions in college football, as programs like Tennessee and Kentucky might threaten the Georgia/Florida dichotomy that has ruled the division for the better part of the last decade. Despite all the moving and shaking around them, Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs should once again go into the season as the prohibitive favorites in this division, as not even Florida has the horses to run with the Bulldogs.

3. They Once Again Dominated on the Recruiting Trail

Smart has been reeling in the 5-stars
Smart has been reeling in the 5-stars | Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Georgia took the mantle of "recruiting kings" away from Nick Saban and Alabama, as the Bulldogs came away with the No. 1 class in the country. With players like potential starting left tackle Broderick Jones, tight end and athletic freak Darnell Washington, and 5-star corner Kelee Ringo choosing Georgia over the rest of the SEC's elite, the Bulldogs' stable of future stars is rivaled by few across college football.

2. Their Defense Has Experience and Depth at All Levels

Georgia LB Monty Rice
Georgia LB Monty Rice | Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Georgia lost some defensive starters to the pros once again, but players like linebacker Monty Rice and safety Richard LeCounte deciding to put the NFL on hold for one more year as they try to chase another SEC East crown had to be a massive win for Smart. That experience sets them apart when compared to rivals like Tennessee and Florida. With superstar recruits like Nolan Smith and Nakobe Dean ready to break out, we wish every offense that has the displeasure of facing Smart's defense the best of luck.

1. Jamie Newman

Georgia QB Jamie Newman
Georgia QB Jamie Newman | Adam Hunger/Getty Images

Newman played last year on a Wake Forest team with probably two pro players on offense (Patriots draft pick and left tackle Justin Herron, wide receiver Sage Surratt) and a serviceable, if unremarkable, head coach in Dave Clawson. Even with all of those disadvantages, he totaled over 3,400 total yards and 32 total touchdowns while throwing just 11 interceptions. Newman, a potential first-round draft pick, will now take his talents to a Georgia team that has future pros all over their offense and evil genius Todd Monken as his OC. Record-breaking numbers for Newman wouldn't be a crazy scenario.